July 19, 2024
Motorists drive through floodwaters on Reading Rd. during a lull in the wind and rain as Tropical Storm Beryl passes Monday, July 8, 2024, in Rosenburg, Texas. Hurricane Beryl has been downgraded to a tropical storm after sweeping into Texas as a Category 1 storm with heavy rains and powerful winds.

‘Torrential downpours’ expected with Beryl’s remnants forecast to hit GTA

Button up, the remnants of Hurricane Beryl could make for a soggy end to the week across the GTA.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Monday afternoon, saying there was a “potential for heavy rainfall” on Wednesday and Thursday as the storm continues its steady march northeast from the Gulf of Mexico.

The bulletin for Toronto warned of “torrential downpours” with rainfall rates of 20 millimetres to 40 millilitres per hour at times, while localized rainfall totals could possibly surpass 50 millimetres per hour in some areas.

“Although confidence in the exact track of the weather system is low, these types of systems in the past have given very high rainfall rates in torrential downpours,” the statement said. “Rainfall warnings may be issued as confidence in the track of the system increases.”

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